Originally Posted by missymotus
Seems to be illegal in most countries outside North America.
It is....and I don't know why Americans are such sissies about their furniture
. Whenever a de-clawing ban is suggested, you'd think the world was coming to an end----"oh, but fewer cats will be adopted!" "cats will end up being surrendered to shelters if their owners can't de-claw them!", all kinds of doomsday predictions. But of course, Australians and people in the UK have never been able to de-claw their cats, and somehow they manage to get them adopted and not surrendered to shelters.
I hate for it to come to a ban----it seems like an assault on personal freedoms. But if vets continue to push de-claws for personal enrichment and refuse to properly educate people on the procedure, and if cat owners keep the demand up for an elective crippling procedure, I guess a ban is necessary. Too bad people can't choose to do the right thing on their own, without governmental interference.